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Free Boots (Blessed First by Bishop Zubik) and Foot Care All Part of ‘Hearts to Soles 2013’

WHAT: UPMC orthopaedic surgeon Stephen Conti, M.D., his family and fellow foot-care professionals bring to Pittsburgh a national non-profit movement that they continue to grow called Our Hearts to Your Soles.
Partnering with Tennessee-based Soles4Souls and the Red Wing Shoe Company, Dr. Conti and colleagues around the country are prepared to give disadvantaged and homeless people across 40 U.S. cities some 5,000 donated Red Wing boots and 20,000 pairs of anti-bacterial socks from Dignity U Wear as part of an array of free foot and health care. Similar to a health fair, UPMC along with Our Hearts to Your Soles and Catholic Charities will help to provide these less fortunate “patients” with flu shots, screenings, food, podiatry care, specially made socks, fittings for new boots, and more.
  • Dr. Conti, a UPMC orthopaedic surgeon with a national reputation in foot and ankle conditions
  • Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, is scheduled to bless the boots at 8:30 a.m.
  • Up to 300 less fortunate people via local missions, ministries and charities
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27
WHERE: Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center, 212 Ninth St., Downtown Pittsburgh, Pa., 15222

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